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Bangladesh in South Africa, 2008


South Africa in command despite Shakib heroics

27 November 2008

Shakib Al Hasan took 3 quick wickets to give Bangladesh hope of a first innings lead , but record 223 run partnership between Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher put South Africa in command at the end of the second day of the second Test match in Centurion today. Shakib reduced South Africa to 134 for 5 with some impressive display of spin bowling. However, lack of support from the other end allowed South Africa to fight back and restore their superiority in the match.

Bangladesh could not break the resolute last recognised batting pair of the hosts as they piled on runs with some aggressive stroke play.

South Africa will resume day 3 on 357 for 7 leading the tourists by 107 runs. On the other hand, Bangladesh will look to break the partnership as early as possible to expose the Proteas tail and limit the first innings lead.


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